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Old 09-21-2021, 04:35 PM
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Following your suggestion from a couple of days ago Joel.

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Old 09-21-2021, 05:57 PM
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Harvey / O'Higgins Project - That's The Way To Live

Enjoyable performance, new release via Qobuz

Dave O'Higgins - Tenor Sax
Graham Harvey - Piano
Jeremy Brown - Bass
Josh Morrison - Drums


Indeed enjoyable and easily accessible.
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Old 09-22-2021, 12:50 PM
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Art Pepper - Presents "West Coast Sessions!" Volume 2: Pete Jolly
via Qobuz




Quite enjoyable album.
Good sound too.
But I didn't find much information on the web about the details.
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Old 09-22-2021, 03:31 PM
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A nice new release:

Philippe Mouratoglou
Bruno Chevillon
Ramón López
- Ricercare
Qobuz 24/88.2




This breathes the same relaxed atmosphere as a lot of ECM albums.

Philippe Mouratoglou: acoustic guitars, compositions
Bruno Chevillon: double bass
Ramón López: drums
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Old 09-22-2021, 03:38 PM
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Pieces of a Dream
Self Titled
Excellent early LP with some great Guest appearances!
Elektra Records 6E-350 (1981)
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Old 09-22-2021, 04:01 PM
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Cannonball Adderley Quintet In Chicago

Recorded in 1959 (Mercury)

Cannonball Adderley – Alto Sax
John Coltrane – Tenor Sax
Wynton Kelly – Piano
Paul Chambers – Bass
Jimmy Cobb – Drums


Joel, nice suggestion!
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Old 09-22-2021, 04:30 PM
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Weather Report
Self Titled
A vinyl freeform jazz journey that is wonderfully recorded!
Columbia Records KC 30661
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Old 09-22-2021, 04:46 PM
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Pat Metheny - Side-Eye NYC (V1.IV)
Qobuz 24/48




My wife didn't like this, I could appreciate a couple of tracks, and a couple less.
The rock tunes are meh, the more jazzy ones are good.

Once a child prodigy, and then a flashy youth, guitarist Pat Metheny has now become a jazz elder. As such he's made the selfless decision to return the favor of the older players who mentored him, by working with a cadre of young players, showing them the ropes of touring, and allowing them, as he puts it in the liner notes of Side-Eye, the chance to develop through the "prism" of his experience. With an organ trio (numbered IV hence the title) anchored by 26-year-old multi-keyboardist James Francies, Metheny recorded a set of new compositions and re-imagined older originals in a September 2019 concert at New York's Sony Hall. Captured in full, dynamic sound by engineer Pete Karam and co-produced by longtime Metheny cohort Steve Rodby—both of whom are prominently credited in the liner notes—the partnership of Metheny and Francies opens with a new composition, the long, straight-ahead workout "It Starts When We Disappear." Innovative drummer Marcus Gilmore (Vijay Iyer, Ambrose Akinmusire) establishes a fast swinging rhythm over which Metheny, on guitar, bass, guitar synth and orchestrionics (his word for a plethora of electronic and acoustic instruments he controls), picks out crystalline guitar notes whose signature ringing tone has become as unmistakable as Miles Davis' muted horn. That's followed by a shadowy reworking of "Better Days Ahead" (from 1989's Letter from Home) on which Francies is generously credited as arranger. (Metheny notes, Francies "brought a vibe" that provided "a fresh way of looking at it.") On a funky, R&B-influenced version of another Metheny original, "Timeline" (first recorded by the late Michael Brecker), Francies adds quavering B-3 organ textures while Gilmore swings madly. In another typically stellar Metheny set of nothing but highlights, two additional tracks do stand out however. Covering Ornette Coleman's bluesy "Turnaround," Metheny and Francies trade solos, often stepping out completely, leaving the other with only Gilmore's steady support over which their economical expressions pour forth. And for anyone who's ever wondered where Metheny might stack up in the pantheon of rock guitarists, there's "Lodger"—no relation to the Bowie album of the same name. Switching to what sounds like a solid body electric Les Paul, he tastefully cuts loose, in a jazz-influenced kind of way on the instrumental power ballad. Right on cue, an appreciative crowd hoots their approval. With a hint of the fruitful keyboard and guitar partnership with Lyle Mays that energized many of the guitarist's most famous albums, Side-Eye NYC (V1.IV) is the sound of master and his apprentice further enriching the Metheny legacy. © Robert Baird/Qobuz
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Old 09-22-2021, 05:31 PM
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Marcin Wasilewski Trio - En Attendant

Recorded in Aug 2019 (ECM), probably during the same sessions as their previous release "Arctic Reef" (without the presence of Joe Lovano).


We listened to this again.
Brilliant album!
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